Overview

The LLM Corporate & Commercial Law programme aims to provide advanced instruction in key aspects of contemporary and commercial law, that are of particular contemporary relevance and which will benefit and interest students coming from a wide range of legal traditions.

The corporate modules at Dundee provide students with a detailed understanding of core issues relating to corporate law and corporate governance, competition law, international tax law as well as allowing for specialization in intellectual property law.

In the Times Good a university Guide 2012 Dundee Law School was placed 7th in the United Kingdom law school rankings, and we were ranked 1st in Scotland in the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS).

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Dundee Law School was one of only two law schools in the UK to achieve a 100% international standard classification, with half of our submissions being graded internationally excellent or world leading. Our commitment is to provide high-quality instruction, with a focus on matters of practical relevance, to prepare students for a successful legal career, whether at home or abroad.

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Who should study this course?

This course has been developed for those individuals with a background in law who wish to specialize and expand upon their existing knowledge and ability in the area of corporate and commercial law

Dundee Law School

Dundee Law School is widely recognized as an excellent place to study.Both the Guardian and Times 2017 league tables placed Dundee as the top Law School in Scotland and in the top 10 in the UK, building on particularly strong results in the National Student Survey, which has repeatedly ranked Dundee as first in Scotland.Over the last two national reviews of research, Dundee is the only institution in the UK to have had all of its submissions rated as “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”.

Our commitment is to provide high-quality instruction, with a focus on practical relevance, to prepare students for a successful career, at home or abroad.We offer an induction programme at the start of each semester, to ensure that new students have the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems and of what is required of them in a study environment seeking to develop independent learning

We seek to integrate LLM students into the life of the School, with invitations to guest lectures and seminars.We also have an annual reading party in a beautiful country house, where you are joined by staff to work on academic skills and relax with fellow students.

How you will be taught

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminar discussions, and tutorials, with an emphasis on seminars that build on reading you do on the basis of the specific reading lists provided.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of exams and essays. The courses taught by Law share a common pattern; those in the autumn semester are assessed by exam and those in the second semester by essays. In each case, you will be given a chance to practice this style of assessment and given feedback on your performance before the formal assessment.

This pattern ensures that you will gain experience of different styles of assessment, testing both breadth and depth of knowledge and developing writing skills in advance of tackling the Dissertation. The Dissertation is assessed wholly on the basis of the final text that is submitted and Legal Research Skills by a combination of a short essay and a presentation.

What you will study

You will take three modules in each semester, plus Legal Research Skills (taught in two blocks at the start of each semester) and will present a Dissertation (written over the summer).

Not every module will be available in every year, depending on staff availability and student demand.

Compulsory modules

  • LW50107 - Masters Dissertation
  • LW50108 - Legal Research Skills
  • LW52007 - Corporate Governance
  • LW52003 - Principles of Corporate Law

and one of:

  • LW52005 - Competition Law
  • LW52103 - Principles of E-Commerce Law
  • LW52111 - Intellectual Property Law

Optional modules (as approved by Adviser of Studies)

  • CP51005 - International Petroleum Law and Policy
  • CP51007 - International Law of Natural Resources and Energy
  • CP51039 - National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law
  • CP52003 - Environmental Law and Policy for Natural Resources and Energy
  • CP52007 - Legal Framework for International Project Finance
  • CP52008 - International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources
  • CP52009 - Mineral and Petroleum Taxation
  • UN50001 - International Law of Water Resources
  • UN50002 - Legal Frameworks for Water Resource Management
  • UN50003 - Governance and Regulation of Water Services
  • LW51111 - Private International Law of Business Transactions
  • LW51115 - Environmental Regulation
  • LW51117 - International Family Law
  • LW51120 - International Criminal Justice
  • LW51123 - International Law & Security
  • LW51127 - Transnational Crime and Counter-Terrorism
  • LW51128 - Global Human Rights
  • LW51133 - Private International Law (Common Law Perspectives)
  • LW52004 - Banking and Financial Services Law
  • LW52005 - Competition Law
  • LW52011 - Regional Human Rights Systems
  • LW52022 - UN Human Rights Law
  • LW52103 - Principles of E-Commerce Law
  • LW52111 - Intellectual Property Law
  • LW52132 - World Trade Organisation Law
  • LW52135 - International Taxation Law

Careers

Dundee graduates have reached the highest levels of success in the profession as senior partners, Queen's Counsel, judges and front bench politicians.

We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our good reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honors degree in law. Exceptionally, non-law graduates with relevant legal experience may be considered.

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5

  • Listening 6.0
  • Reading 6.0
  • Writing 6.0
  • Speaking 6.0

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

About Dundee

Fantastic culture, beautiful landscapes and famously friendly people….Scotland has passion and innovation at its heart and these are just some of the reasons why it’s an amazing place to live and study.

Dundee is located on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. It regularly appears at the top end of ‘quality of life’ surveys in the UK – offering all that’s great about city life, but being friendly, compact and easy to navigate.

The Wall Street Journal named Dundee as one of their ten hot destinations for 2018.

Dundee’s population is around 150,000. With students making up 1 in 5 of the population, our city is geared towards student life.

Our campus is right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant and fun West End, with shops, cafes and restaurants all on your doorstep.

“Scottish people are nice and friendly. I remember the first day I arrived, the fellow who was supposed to meet me was not there yet. The taxi driver dropped me off, I knocked on the door and he was not there, so I was waiting outside. Someone came and asked if I was okay and invited me in while I waited. He welcomed me and gave me food and drink, so I started to love the people of Dundee and Scotland from the first day I came.” Willy William Mrema is from Tanzania and is studying MSc Geotechnical Engineering.

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Last updated January 11, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Jan 2020
Duration
12 months
Full-time
Price
6,950 GBP
per year of study UK/EU students. £16,450 per year of study non-EU students.
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